Western Australia joins Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

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The Smart Energy Council's Zero Carbon Certification Scheme aims to accelerate the development and deployment of renewable hydrogen, green ammonia and green metals in Australia and around the world.
Yara Ammonia Plant at Murujuga

Image kindly provided by Yara. 

The Western Australian Government has become a founding member of the Smart Energy Council’s Zero Carbon Certification Scheme.

The industry-led Guarantee of Origin style scheme aims to accelerate the development and deployment of renewable hydrogen, green ammonia and green metals, such as green steel and green zinc, in Australia and around the world.

A Guarantee of Origin is a certificate instrument that labels the origin of a product and provides information to customers on the source of their products and how they are made.

The Smart Energy Council’s scheme will certify the renewable hydrogen, green ammonia or green metal is made from renewable energy sources, and provide an embedded carbon rating. It will operate as a tracking system for the amount of greenhouse gas emissions connected with the production. 

As a founding partner, the Western Australian Government will collaborate with the Smart Energy Council and its domestic and international partners to develop and implement the scheme, and work with the Smart Energy Council to explore other projects in the state that could be candidates for the scheme.

The YURI Green Ammonia Project, located on Murujuga (the Burrup Peninsula) near Dampier, is the second project selected by the scheme for certification.

The project is a consortium between Engie Renewables Australia and Yara Pilbara Fertilisers, and will utilise solar energy to produce renewable hydrogen that will be used to produce green ammonia for export to global markets. Yara is also a founding member of the scheme. Read more about WA's renewable hydrogen industry 

Page reviewed 21 July 2021